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The epitome of Art Nouveau building was perhaps the Palais Stoclet built by Josef Hoffman, founder of the Viennese Wiener Werkstaette, in 1906. The British Studio Magazine in 1914 published the following review with photos. It was one of the first reviews we have been able to find printed in the English language.
The Hall (above), has walls and pillars of golden brown Italian marble, pedestals of dark grey Belgian marble highly polished, the floor is of marble as well. The woodwork is in Palisander wood (rosewood).
The hall and staircase is pictured below. The walls and pillars are made of golden brown Italian marble, the open spaces on the right of the staircase overlook the music room.
Shown above, is the dining room. The walls are marble again, the wall mosaics are designed by Gustav Klimt. The table is in polished macassar wood with a marqueterie border. The chairs are of the same wood, upholstered in black leather with tooled gold details.
Below is the stunning bathroom. Would you desire anymore?